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Kimmy
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posted 02-10-2004 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimmy     Edit/Delete Message
I'm hoping u can all help, as I am getting a bit frustrated! We have had our little male kitten for 2 weeks nearly. He is toilet trained, and has done a couple of wees on the bed and the floor, which i put down to just being a kitten, & wasn't too worried! But for the past couple off days, he has been going around and weeing on our clothes that we may have on the couch, or ready for the next day. We put him straight in his litter tray, but he gets straight back out, & goes straight to the clothes or when we chase him away, he finds something else, like a bean bag! The weird thing is, his tray is only about 2 metres from his litter!!! Help please

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Kimmy
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posted 02-10-2004 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimmy     Edit/Delete Message
At the end, i meant to say, that his litter is only about 2 metres away from were he wees!

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Kimmy
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posted 02-10-2004 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimmy     Edit/Delete Message
Sorry, I meant to say that his tray is only metres away from where he does the wee on clothes etc!

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maggie4
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posted 02-10-2004 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maggie4     Edit/Delete Message
Sometimes cats do strange things when they are feeling upset or emotionally distressed about something. It sounds like he might be trying to mark your personal items (that smell strongly of you), with his scent. Maybe he feels insecure. Maybe he is afraid that you will give him away, like he left his last home, in some way. Do you have any other pets, or is he left at home alone for periods during the day? There may be products out on the market to discourgage him from marking his scent on your clothing. Sometimes it is a matter of a lot of patience and brainstorming to find a solution to these kinds of problems. It is worth it though. Paying special attention to him and his behavior - what precipitates these accidents - can help.
The only times that my cats have ever had problems with not using their litter boxes was when they were emotionally distraught, the litterbox needed cleaning (oops), or when physically ill. Your vet or local humane association may be able to provide you with possible solutions too. Good luck!

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Chessmind
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posted 02-10-2004 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. He may have a UTI (urinary tract infection) which is very common in cats. This can be treated at the vets with meds (not expensive). When cats have a UTI they will avoid the litter box as they associate it with pain (UTIs can be painful). Also, they may be unable to control where they urinate. Rule out a UTI first. Then if that's not it, it's most likely a behavioral issue. Keep us posted.

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MistressKela
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posted 02-10-2004 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MistressKela     Edit/Delete Message
My cat does the same thing...I have a lot of roommates so when there is a "line" for the laundry machine....the cats will pee on the clothes piled in front of it.

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footsie
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posted 02-11-2004 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for footsie     Edit/Delete Message
A bean bag might feel nearly like a litter box for a cat. Its the same sort of texture and they can dig and such. Several years ago my cousins had to get rid of their brand new bean bag chairs that they had gotten for Chirstmas becuase the cat thought they were two new giant litter pans.

As for the clothes, I don't know, but I've read a lot here about peeing on piles of clothes.

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fridaylove
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posted 02-11-2004 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fridaylove     Edit/Delete Message
My 6 mos old kitty (today is his b-day tooo)...has urinated on our stuff one time. He did that when we left him home overnight alone. Before that we had always taken him with us when we are gone for the weekend. When I came home, he left a wet present for us. Could be stress for your kitty...or maybe you need new litter. I was using regular gravel litter for Hunter for a month...and then we stopped putting that out and just left the big litter box with clumping in it.

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Amy and Hunter the kitty boy :-)

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CLAIRE
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posted 02-13-2004 02:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CLAIRE     Edit/Delete Message
Has your male kitten been neutered? because male cats mark their teritory by weeing/ spraying. The male will always go for piles of clothes or plastic items. Ive had the same problem. Having him neutered ill stop him weeing. If it doesnt then its a sign of a stressed unhappy cat. This will be due to a number of reasons. - being left for long periods of time on his own, other cats, or moving house.

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